DAVID SCOTT - CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTING GEORGIA'S 13TH DISTRICT

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  • Millions Saved for Constituents
    Posted in Blog on March 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    In 2015, Congressman David Scott's office was able to help constituents secure taxpayer savings and benefits of $2,66,1209. That sum includes help with mortgages, VA benefits, Social Security disability payments, and assistance from other federal agencies. In addition, Congressman Scott's office opened over 1,200 casework files on behalf of his constituents. His office was able to help with veterans issues, mortgage assistance, immigration problems, retirement benefits and other issues. Congress... Read more

  • Rep. Scott honors fallen Riverdale officer with resolution renaming Post Office
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced today that he will introduce a resolution to rename the Riverdale, Georgia Post Office at Church Street and Main Street in honor of fallen police officer Major Gregory Barney. He was the first Riverdale police officer to die in the line of duty. On February 11, 2016, Major Barney, was shot and killed while giving chase to a suspect during a raid on an illegal drug operation. Major Barney was a twenty-five year veteran of the Riverdale Po... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces 14th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced his 14th Annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District are invited to submit artwork for the competition. The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. To date, Congressman David S... Read more

  • Black History Month - Julian Bond
    Posted in Blog on February 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black History Month, I have been profiling notable African-Americans from Georgia throughout February. To read our first profile of the first African-American Congressman from Georgia, Jefferson Long, click here. To read our second profile about the desegregation of the University of Georgia click here. Our third profile is on civil rights activist and my former colleague, Julian Bond. ... Horace Julian Bond was born on January 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee. As a college student a... Read more

  • Black History Month - Integration of UGA
    Posted in Blog on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black History Month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. To read our first profile of the first African American Congressman from Georgia, Jefferson Long, click here. The second profile is of the desegregation and integration of the University of Georgia. The Integration of UGA In the summer of 1959, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter applied to the University of Georgia. Holmes and Hunter both had excellent records in school and surpasse... Read more

  • Black History Month - Georgia's First Black Congressman
    Posted in Blog on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black history month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. The first profile is of the first African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, Congressman Jefferson Long of Macon. Born on March 3, 1836 in Knoxville, Georgia, Jefferson Long would go on to become the second African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and ultimately the first African American Congressman to speak on the House floor. L... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to host Annual Military Academy Ceremony Recognizing Students
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) will host a special ceremony to honor 22 local students from Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District with nominations to attend one of our nation’s esteemed military service academies, which include the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military (West Point), and Naval academies. Additionally, Congressman Scott and Brigadier General Joseph Jarrard will make a special presentation of medals to U.S. Army Vietnam War Veterans Lanny Howard, of Douglasvill... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Supports Terrorism Finance Restrictions
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Today, Congressman David Scott supported the bipartisan passage of the Hizballah International Financial Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 2297). The legislation passed by a vote of 425 to 0 and now is awaiting the president's signature to become law. “I have investigated terrorism financing for years, as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly,” Rep. Scott said. “With significant funding from Iran and Syria, Hizballah continues to pose a threat to the United Sta... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Votes for Major Transportation Improvements
    Posted in Press Release on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Rep. David Scott voted to approve a major bi-partisan transportation bill. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) reauthorizes highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects for the next five years. The FAST Act (H.R. 22) passed by a vote of 359-65. “I have a message to fed-up commuters in metro Atlanta – help is on the way,” Congressman Scott said. “Metro Atlanta has some of the most dangerous intersections and some of the worst traffic congestion... Read more

  • Rep. David Scott Praises Passage of K-12 Education Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman David Scott praised the bi-partisan agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replace the No Child Left Behind law. The Every Student Succeeds Act (S. 1177) was approved by the House with a vote of 359-64. “I am proud to support a new direction in K-12 education for America’s students, educators and families,” Congressman Scott said. “The Every Student Succeeds Act will end the era of the No Child Left Behind Act by restoring local control of educ... Read more